I always wondered, ‘Why is it most of us don’t go after what we really want in life?’ I think it has a lot to do with feeling limited. I may be wrong but it just feels like limitations are the culprit. We shouldn’t feel limited but society has a good way of making you feel that way. It could be something so simple as your mom saying, ” Make sure you get a good job so you don’t have to work hard like me”. Although that isn’t the worst example but it is already conditioning you to believe that is the only thing that you should strive for is “a good job”, when you know that you are capable of so much more. You may not just want to be an employee but an owner of your own business, it’s possible. One thing you have to realize is there is always going to be a cap placed on you and what your capable of. The key is to not play in to it. Set your own goals and aspirations. Stop allowing people to chip away or define how great you can be, because only you know your limitations.
There are countless people I speak to daily that want to do so much more with the time that they are given but never do them because they are always afraid of someone looking at them different, disagreeing with what their passion has led them to do, and etc. Something so simple as ‘fear’ stops us from fulfilling our dreams. I can’t act like I’m not guilty of letting it affect my life because I have. There are so many things that I wanted to do when I was younger that I did not do because of fear. It can be debilitating at times, makes you just want to crawl up into a ball and not deal with life, and for some it can make them so paranoid that the only thing that they want to do is end their life. In many ways fear is a lot like a really bad drug that can have you taking a back seat to your life because you haven’t figured out how to take charge and live fearlessly. If we all started to think more positively about the possibilities and less about the negative out come we would all be so much happier.
Have you ever realized that when your in a bad mood everything seems to get worse? That’s because you are attracting negative energy. What we think of has a direct impact on how we feel. So if you constantly think negatively you are going to almost always have a negative outlook on life, and because of that it stifles you from everything positive that you are suppose to acquire over your lifetime.
Inconclusion, fear can also be a motivator, you just have to know how to make it work for you. Most times that means you have to do the very thing your afraid of. Most likely after you’ve crossed that hurdle the fear dissipates and you question your self why you were afraid to do it in the first place. Truth is 9 times out of 10 things are always way worse in your head than reality. So the next time you want to do something and your brain is telling you not too, push those negative thoughts out of your head and do what is going to make you happy.